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Comic-Con: Most Craved Mini Reactions to Hall H's Biggest Saturday Reveals

comingsoon.net – Because of Comic-Con, a regular episode of "Most Craved" won't be running this week. Instead, we're posting several mini-episode updates throughout the Con. Previously, we brought you updates from Preview Night and from Day One. Now we've got three more video reactions straight from Hall H, covering three of Comic-Con's biggest studio panels: 21 hours 17 min ago via donnieyen
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Bryan Singer Dismissed From Sex Abuse Lawsuit

wegotthiscovered.com – Director Bryan Singer has some cause for celebration. The X-Men: Days of Future Past director has been dismissed from a UK sex abuse lawsuit filed by an anonymous British actor. 3 days 12 hours ago via donnieyen
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Women are underrepresented in key movie positions, USC study finds

feedproxy.google.com – "Frozen," Disney's animated musical about a pair of royal sisters, was last year's highest-grossing film worldwide — and also one of its most unusual, according to a study being released Thursday by researchers at USC. 4 days 14 hours ago via theothersenhman
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#SDCC14: Contain Your Excitement Over This Walking Dead Terminus Image

dreadcentral.com – While its yearly appearance at Comic-Con is looming, some promotional goods from "The Walking Dead" have made their way to the streets of San Diego. Just a teaser for things to come, it should no less get the lot of you excited for Season 5 this fall. The cast and producers of AMC’s record-breaking hit series “The Walking Dead” will participate in a panel at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, during which they will discuss what fans can expect in the highly anticipated fifth season, which debuts in October. 4 days 23 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Chinese Tourism Company Sues Paramount Over 'Transformers 4' Snub

feedproxy.google.com – Chongquing Wulong Karst Tourism Co is suing film's backers for failing to show logo in scenes shot in Wulong and breaking the terms of $770,000 product placement contract. 4 days 23 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Sony Counters Bad Press with 'Spider-Man' Announcements

feedproxy.google.com – Beleaguered Studio chief Amy Pascal countered the negative press about her revolving executive suite--global distribution and marketing chief Jeff Blake announced his departure Tuesday--by doing some spinning of her own. It is not coincidental that the studio revealed their "Spider-Man" plans for the next few years. Plainly, they need to remind skeptics that their biggest franchise (some $4 billion to date worldwide) is proceeding apace. 5 days 9 hours ago via donnieyen
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California Lost Over $1B To Runaway Production Last Year, Film Commission Says

deadline.com – The Golden State saw a loss of production spending to other states and countries more than double last year from the year before, the California Film Commission said today. According to the CFC’s annual Progress Report (read it here), more than 40 projects that applied for but did not receive a piece of California’s $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit program last year ended up spending $1.062 billion outside the state in territories that offered incentives. 5 days 17 hours ago via jackiechan
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How Rupert Murdoch-Owned Time Warner Would Impact Hollywood: Creatives Speak Out

feedproxy.google.com – Leslie Moonves, Jerry Levin and more weigh in as Murdoch's courtship of Time Warner spreads fear and an unsettling skepticism through the creative community: "Whenever Mr. Murdoch is involved in something this substantial, I go to Mass." 5 days 21 hours ago via donnieyen
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The Weinstein Co. Takes 'One Chance' With Yahoo to Continue Experiments with Distribution

fb.indiewire.com – The biggest movie theater these days isn't a theater at all…it's the internet. After a successful experiment releasingBong Joon-ho's"Snowpiercer" on VOD just two weeks after it hit theaters, The Weinstein Co. continues to test out innovative distribution strategies involving the internet. Today, The Weinstein Co. and Yahoo announced that the film "One Chance" will premiere exclusively on Yahoo Screen in advance of its theatrical release.

1 week 19 hours ago via brucelee
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‘What's the Deal?’ With Universal's Monster Movie Universe (Video)

thewrap.com – In the latest episode of “What's the Deal With Jeff Sneider,” TheWrap‘s film reporter breaks down Universal's decision to hire Chris Morgan (“Fast Five”) and Alex Kurtzman (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) as creative godfathers of the studio's universe of classic movie monsters, including Dracula, the Wolfman and the Mummy. The studio has high hopes for this series of genre films, which Sneider has dubbed the UMMU for Universal's Monster Movie Universe. 1 week 3 days ago via brucelee
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15 Free Off-site Events at Comic-Con 2014 #SDCC

screenrant.com – Every year over 100,000 people from all over the world descend upon San Diego like geeky locusts to attend Comic-Con. Over the course of four jam-packed days, attendees are (over)exposed to all manner of TV, movie and comic goodness – at least, that’s what those fortunate enough to actually acquire tickets to the mega-event will experience.

1 week 3 days ago via brucelee
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Sony's Adam Sandler Candy Land Film Threatened In Lawsuit (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – Hasbro is taken to court by a company that created characters for the popular board game. 1 week 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Brian Grazer is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

variety.com – It’s odd to see Brian Grazer chillin’. But there he is — the frenetic mega-producer — lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking fresh-pressed carrot juice with a touch of ginger. 1 week 5 days ago via donnieyen
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Seth MacFarlane Sued Over ‘Ted’ for Alleged Copyright Infringement

variety.com – Seth MacFarlane, Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital have been sued for alleged copyright infringement for their hit comedy “Ted.” Bengal Mangle Productions filed the suit Tuesday in state court in Los Angeles and alleged that the titular teddy bear is an unlawful copy of its own animated bear, who starred in web series “Charlie... 1 week 6 days ago via brucelee
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Suitors Being Rounded Up To Buy China’s Galloping Horse (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – One time Digital Domain owner to be scooped up by new backer. 1 week 6 days ago via jetli
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